Barbara Sutton

Barbara J. Sutton MBA, CPA



Barbara Sutton joined Dempsey Vantrease & Follis in 2002 when her firm Sutton & Associates merged with DVF.  She provides a wide range of services to individuals and businesses focusing on business operations and consulting. Ms. Sutton also has strong involvement in the areas of tax and estate planning, business financing, sales and purchases. She strives to meet each client’s specific needs in planning for their future and achieving their goals in an ever-changing financial and regulatory environment.


Her clients reflect a wide range of small and medium sized businesses, including professional services, wholesale and retail trade, restaurants, and service industries. Ms. Sutton has a specific focus on the healthcare field covering an extensive and diverse range of medical and dental clients in various phases of their practice from initial help with financing and proformas to operational reviews.



Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Business Administration – Vanderbilt University

Master of Business Administration – Middle Tennessee State University


Professional Societies and Associations

Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants

Member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association

Member of RutherfordCABLE

Member of the Women Presidents’ Organization


Civic Organizations

Board of Directors and Immediate Past Chair, YMCA of Rutherford County

Board of Directors, YMCA of Middle Tennessee & Chair of Global Center of Excellence

Board of Directors, Murfreesboro Center for the Arts

Board of Directors, Rutherford County American Heart Association

Board of Directors, Beesley Foundation

Past-President, Boys and Girls Clubs of Rutherford County